Police rescue 14 kidnap victims in Niger

November 11, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The police in Niger state have rescued 14 people kidnapped by bandits after gun battles in different locations of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer of the state police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this Friday in a statement issued in Minna. He said the police also arrested four suspected bandits during operations, adding that the suspected kidnappers were Read More

Security operatives rescue 18 kidnap victims in Kebbi

October 14, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Security operatives have rescued 18 people, who were on Wednesday abducted from their homes at Kanya in Danko Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi state. According to Ahmed Idris, a media aide to Governor Nasir Idris, the council chairman, Hussani Aliyu-Bena, confirmed the rescue of the victims on Thursday. Idris in a press statement on Friday in Birnin Kebbi, the Read More

Attacks on Israeli citizens: Embassy takes position

October 11, 2023 Ene Oshaba  0

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria has revealed the country’s position on the recent attack by Hamas, a Palestinian militant group on citizens which killed about 1000 people consisting mostly of children, women, elderly and other non-citizens residing in Israel. Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Michael Freeman, disclosed this Tuesday in Abuja while briefing the media. He said the attack was the greatest Read More

Security operatives rescue 5 kidnap victims, 4 feared dead in fresh Zaria attack 

October 8, 2023 Moh Bello Habib 0

Suspected terrorists on Friday night invaded Unguwar Dankali in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna state where they killed four persons and kidnapped many others A resident of the area, Mal Musa Mesharyi, told Blueprint that the attackers stormed the community in the late hours of Friday night and started shooting sperodically to disperse the residents. He said they killed Read More

Anambra: Joint security taskforce arrest 3 kidnap suspects, rescue Catholic priest, others

October 7, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A Joint security taskforce in Anambra State codenamed Police-led Forward Operating Base (FOB), Saturday, said they have arrested three suspected kidnap kingpins after rescuing their hostages. The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement, stated that the team comprising military and paramilitary services supported by Police Rapid Response Squad Awkuzu arrested the suspects when they Read More

Security agencies rescue 2 kidnap victims in Kuje

October 4, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman Kuje area council, Hon Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo, Monday, received two kidnap victims rescued by security operatives from their abductors after a week in captivity. The kidnappers who had earlier demanded N10 million ransom from the parents of the victims were intercepted by the Kuje chapter of Hunters Group of Nigeria and other security agencies. “The security operatives were Read More

Imo: AA condemns kidnap of Gen. Duru

October 3, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Imo state chapter of the Action Alliance (AA) has condemned the kidnap of retired Major General Richard Duru in Orji community in Owerri North local government area of Imo state. Decrying the incident which occurred last week, chairman of the party in the state, Comrade Ifeanyi Okponwa Eze said:”Duru’s kidnap paints a horrific picture of the state of hopelessness Read More

Missing lady, 25, found dead in Abuja

April 29, 2023 Admin III 0

A 25-year-old lady identified as Mirabel Ladi Agada Abraham, who was declared missing has been found murdered by unknown assailants in Abuja. In a Facebook post by One Abdullahi Haruna, Mirabel was declared missing on April 7, after she left her place of work at Gwarimpa but never reached home. According to him, her mutilated body was found dumped along Read More

Troops rescue 30 kidnap victims along Kaduna – Birnin Gwari road 

February 2, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army on Thursday rescued 30 travellers who were kidnapped in Manini Village along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road and escorted them to Udawa and Birnin Gwari respectively, while dislodging the bandits.  A statement signed by the Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lt. Colonel Musa Yahaya, on Thursday, said the troops engaged Read More

Breaking: First class monarch kidnapped in Plateau

January 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Plateau state police command has confirmed the kidnapped of a first class traditional ruler in Plateau State, His Royal Highness Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili. The monarch was kidnapped at his palace in Angware, Jos East Local Government of the state The Public Relations officer of Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo said some police personnel were injured during the Read More

Gunmen kidnap Ondo monarch

December 2, 2022 Admin III 0

Some unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the traditional ruler of Oso Ajowa- Akoko, Oba Clement Olukotun, in Akoko North-West Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo state. Blueprint gathered that the monarch was abducted on Thursday night at his residence. Conforming the report, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo state Police Command, Funmilayo Odunlami, said investigation has commenced. “It is Read More

Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Anambra

October 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unidentified gunmen has abducted apriest with the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, Rev. Fr. Joseph Igweagu, in Anambra state. Blueprint gathered that the parish priest in charge of St Joseph’s Parish, Abata Nsugbe, Anambra East local government area has been missing since October 12, 2022. A statement by the Catholic Archdiocese, signed by the Archdiocesan Chancellor of Catholics Archdiocese of Onitsha, Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade residence, kidnap Plateau LG boss

September 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped the chairman of Kanke Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state, Henry Gotip. The kidnappers stormed and whisked away Gotip away at his residence at Kwang in Jos north LGA, after a sporadic shooting to scare away the residents. Confirming the report, the police public relations officer, Plateau state command, Alfred Alabo, said the police Read More

JusticeForHanifa : Outrage over kidnap, killing of 5-year-old schoolgirl

January 21, 2022 Admin III 0

The discovery of the decomposing body of five-year-old schoolgirl Hanifa Abubakar has triggered shock and outrage across Nigeria, where the hashtag #JusticeForHanifa is trending. The owner of her school, Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, has been arrested and the establishment closed. He allegedly kidnapped Hanifa in the Kano state in December, and demanded a N6 million ransom. Police said he later killed Read More

80-year-old kidnap victim rescued in Kano

November 14, 2021 Admin III 0

Police have rescued an 80-year-old man, Alhaji Nadabo, who was kidnapped at Chiromawa village, Garun Mallam local government area of the state in Kano. Kano state Police command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, stated this in a statement Sunday. He said the victim was rescued following a report received on the 12/11/2021 at about 1957hrs that Alhaji Nadabo was kidnapped. Read More

Breaking: Kidnappers demand N50 million ransom per abducted UNIAbuja victim

November 4, 2021 Admin III 0

Two days after, the abductors of the six persons that were kidnapped from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters on Tuesday morning have contacted their families to demand ransom, Blueprint has learnt. They have reportedly demanded N50 million on each of the abductees, totaling N300 million for all the six abducted persons. A lecturer, two of his children, and three Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as terrorists invade UNIAbuja, kidnap 4 varsity staff

November 2, 2021 Admin III 0

Terrorists early Tuesday morning stormed the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Abuja located inside Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and kidnapped up to four persons. This was disclosed through the school Facebook Page on Tuesday. A source within the school premises disclosed that a Professor whose name hasn’t been ascertained as at the time Read More

Gunmen kidnap 8 in Ekiti, demand N50m ransom

October 28, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Eight persons were allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday at Itapaji-Ekiti a week after four persons were also reportedly kidnapped at Ayebode-Ekiti in same Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. However,the abductors were said to have contacted the family of the victims on Wednesday and demanded for a sum of N50 million as ransom. An eyewitness revealed to journalists in Ado-Ekiti,the Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

In Zamfara, Police nab bandits, rescue 3 weeks old baby, others

October 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state police command through the ongoing operation against armed bandits has arrested 21 notorious armed bandits at various locations of the state. This was made known by the state police public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu while addressing Newsmen at the command headquarters in Gusau on Saturday. According to him, five bandits were also neutralised during the operations Read More

Breaking: Gunmen strike at night, kidnap permanent secretary, granddaughter

October 2, 2021 Admin III 0

A Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Musa, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Niger state. Dr. Musa was kidnapped alongside his granddaughter inside their house at after taking part in a wedding ceremony in Zungeru on Friday night. Already, the state government has reportedly confirmed the incident but Niger state Police command are yet to react to the latest development. Read More

Breaking: 5 days after, kidnapped Air Vice-Marshal regains freedom

October 2, 2021 Admin III 0

Police have confirmed the release of Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith from his abductors. Smith was abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos state. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who confirmed the release said the top Air Force officer was freed early Saturday morning. Details loading…